JEDI delay results in a win for Amazon with U.S. TRANSCOM

FedScoop: The delay of the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI cloud contract, a result of legal protests and conflict of interest investigations, isn’t good for any parties involved — but it did help score Amazon Web Services a small cloud contract extension with the military’s transportation fleet.

U.S. Transportation Command issued a sole-source justification last week to extend an expiring commercial contract with AWS through July 2020, saying that the delays in JEDI — or Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, the Defense Department’s premier commercial cloud contract currently up for bid — have made it necessary to issue a follow-on.

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